Bingo Site Finds U.K. Smoking Ban Loopholes

15 September 2008 has found that if bingo halls also served as prisons, hospices, parks or theatres, the area would be exempt from the U.K. smoking ban and bingo players could resume smoking.

What prompted the research, which the site said it did to assist bingo halls losing business due to the ban, was a survey conducted by the site that found 75 percent of visitors noted local bingo halls as ”quieter” since the ban.

Other loopholes outlined by the site include using tobacconists during bingo games to allow customers-players to sample tobacco products and holding bingo sessions in mental health units.